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Manizalles - 8th Oct
We got in to Manizalles late in the evening but organised a coffee tour for the next day. The hostel was on top of the hill so you got a great view of the town.
We went on the coffee tour with some new friends Kate and Michael. The tour was like a larger version of the one we did in …
Today was our first day with the children for this trip. It was - as always - both an incredible and overwhelming time. There are several new children since my last trip, and there are some who are no longer there - either because they have been adopted, have moved back in with family, or they have passed away. No matter what the reason, it is …
Today was an extremely long day! After leaving Vicki's house for the airport around 8:45 am, we finally arrived at the hotel here in Usaquen around 10:30 local time (11:30 at home). The lines at immigration were absolutely insane - that alone took almost an hour to get through!
Miraculously, all of our luggage was on the belt when we got …
... and dozens of women in virtually no clothes hanging around
the streets! Oh well! A quick cycle
through the main university and we were back at the rental place. I can’t
recommend it enough as a way to quickly see a city, and we were so lucky with
our guide who was so interesting. Obviously the things he was talking about
were awful, but it was so interesting to get an insight from someone so close
to the events.
We all ...
Amazing day. Nestor picked us up at 8:30am, for a day exploring a couple of places outside Bogota.
Bogota is an amazing city. The city is built in a (fairly flat) valley in the Andes -- but the city itself is at 8000 ft (and the surrounding mountains are 10000-12000 ft). The region was originally settled by the Muiscans, an indigenous confederation of tribes that were mostly agrarian, hunters and fisherman. But they also had a fairly developed economy that mined ...